Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. There are lots of reasons why we need to eat breakfast everyday. Here are some of them. It restores your sugar level that was consumed while sleeping. It helps you lose weight It supplies you more energy and nutrients that you’ll need for […]
This is my simple Filipino breakfast: Pandesal with tender juicy red hotdogs, and fried eggs. The one that I missed among the three was the tender juicy red hotdogs. Even if red hotdogs are available in some Filipino stores (most of which are imitated), nothing beats the authentic red hotdogs that were made in the Philippines. As for the pandesal, I can bake it anytime because of our Pandesal Recipe while the eggs are always available anywhere.
I had this meal during my fifth day in Manila. Since my body clock has not adjusted yet, I am always awake during the wee hours of the morning. It was 4:30 am when I decided to walk to the local bakery to purchase some pandesal. It made me smile when I saw the freshly baked pandesal, kababayan, monay, Spanish bread, and other types of bread -some which are totally new to me. I said to myself “wow, I missed these stuff…I am really in the Philippines…I must make the most out of this for it won’t be that long before I leave again”.
The pandesal has 2 sizes: the large and the small. The small ones are really small; the length is just a few millimeters over the diameter of an Oreo cookie and it sells for about Php 1.50 a piece. The large ones, on the other hand, are what you see in the picture. I can’t say that they are large enough though but 3 to 4 pieces can satisfy my appetite. As for the price, I got them for Php 3.00 a piece.
My dad knows that we missed the tender juicy red hotdogs so much that is why he bought several kilos of those and reserved them in the freezer. I cook hotdogs the way I cook tocino and longaniza. How do I do it? I simply boil a cup or two of water and add some cooking oil in it (don’t worry, it won’t spatter right away since it only happens if you add water to hot oil) then I put-in the hotdogs and wait until the water evaporates. You will know that its time to get back to the stove when you hear the crackling sound of the cooking oil. When this happens, I just roll the hotdogs for a few minutes then I’m done. And yes, I always top my pandesal sandwich with my favorite banana ketchup.
What is your simple Filipino Breakfast like? Is it something served with sinangag (garlic fried rice) such as tuyo, tocino, longganisa, or beef tapa? Perhaps it is porridge like champorado, arroz caldo, or goto?
Whatever it is (they are), I love to hear your answers. Let me know your thoughts and opinions.
This recipe is made possible by Flora S. of Petaluma, California.
She writes: Hello there PP, I’m an avid reader and I always try your recipes. Hindi na kita tatawaging kuya dahil baka mas matanda pa ako sayo. I was inspired to send this recipe after reading one of the shared recipes sent by someone from Germany. Hindi ako expert sa pagluluto pero may alam naman akong mga simpleng lutuin na pinagsasaluhan naming ng aking pamilya. Sinubukan ko palang gawin yung Crabmeat Omelette mo at nasarapan kaming lahat kaya naman sumubok akong mag experiment gamit ang ibang sangkap. Sana magustuhan ninyo ito.
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Eating breakfast like a king is what I’ve been doing since I can remember. This improves my metabolism and fuels-up my day. There is nothing like a good Corned Beef meal for breakfast especially when served with garlic rice (sinangag): this is what I had just a few hours ago.
Crabmeat Omelette is a type of beaten egg preparation with crab meat. This is lightly fried using butter or oil. In the Philippines, this type of dish is referred to as “torta” and several different ingredients can be added with the egg. The more traditional method of preparation is adding the crabmeat (or any ingredient that takes a short time to cook) with the eggs while whisking. The eggs and crabmeat will then be poured in the pan and be cooked at the same time.
There are many ways to cook an omelette and several ingredients can be mixed and matched. All we need is a little imagination and a good understanding on how each ingredient affects the taste of the entire dish. It’s always good to experiment.
Try this Crabmeat Omelette recipe.